Both California and the federal government have passed laws that prohibiting discrimination on the basis of specific protected characteristics. Under state and Federal law, both private and public employers in Richmond may be found liable for discrimination, depending on what type of trait originally prompted the discrimination.
How Does Employment Discrimination Occur?
Employment discrimination occurs if an employer treats you wrongly because of your membership in a legally protected category. Employers may not base their evaluations of you on specific traits including religion, race, age, gender, national origin, and familial status. In order for a claim of employment discrimination to be proven, a Richmond, California plaintiff must show that his (or her) employer actively intended to treat him differently because of his protected status.
How can Employment Discrimination be Proven in California?
This will be proven if the employer in question has treated others of the same class in a similar manner. It may also be shown when there is testimony regarding specific employer statements that a reasonable person would define as biased. Moreover, employers may be held liable for firing someone or retaliating against them because they brought a discrimination lawsuit.
Employment discrimination claims have complicated filing procedures, because they involve pursuing the claim with specific agencies. An Richmond, California attorney can help you file on time, as well as pursue any additional remedies that may be available to you while your case is pending.